Production Lines Improve with Robot Integration

Jun 10, 2014

If a manufacturer is looking to improve their production line, robotic integration is the way of the future. Industrial robots completely change the manufacturing line and exponentially improve the speed and accuracy. Before deciding on a specific robot, it is important to consider the layout of your production line including the necessary mounting, necessary space and reach, and specific EOAT that would benefit your line.


Robot­ic inte­gra­tion has been one of the biggest steps in mov­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing for­ward over the last four decades. These robots have com­plete­ly changed the way that man­u­fac­tur­ers plan their pro­duc­tion lines, and they have improved the speed and accu­ra­cy dur­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing exponentially.

If you are think­ing about inte­grat­ing a robot into your facil­i­ty, there are sev­er­al dif­fer­ent things to con­sid­er. First, you need to look at the amount of space you have in your fac­to­ry. Where will the robot be mount­ed? How much reach will it have? This is impor­tant when plan­ning for the robot’s inte­gra­tion into the work­space. There may be beams, work­er walk­ways or oth­er machines that could be in the way of a robot’s motion dur­ing inte­gra­tion. This kind of detail can be worked out dur­ing vir­tu­al sim­u­la­tion, which is a prac­tice that robot­ics inte­gra­tors use to plan out the robot sys­tem pri­or to building.

Anoth­er thing to con­sid­er is what the robot will do, and how it will do it. Human hands are not like robot end effec­tors, and some­times that means that pro­duc­tion has to be re-imag­ined and trans­lat­ed to fit the robot’s move­ments and needs. This could mean that pro­duc­tion lines have to be flipped to allow for prop­er inte­gra­tion and to cater to the robot’s abil­i­ties. If you do not con­sid­er the best way for the pro­duc­tion to fit the robot, you may end up with slug­gish pro­duc­tion, which is not coher­ent with the advan­tages of boost­ed speed and accu­ra­cy that a robot is capa­ble of bring­ing to the line.

Are you inter­est­ed in inte­grat­ing a robot into your pro­duc­tion line? For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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